Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Go Fish 

Members of the Sunnydale swim team are killed by a gill monster of unknown origins.


David Semel


Joss Whedon (created by), David Fury | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
David Boreanaz ... Angelus
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Charles Cyphers ... Coach Carl Marin
Jeremy Garrett Jeremy Garrett ... Cameron Walker
Wentworth Miller ... Gage Petronzi
Conchata Ferrell ... Nurse Greenliegh
Armin Shimerman ... Principal Snyder
Danny Strong ... Jonathan Levinson
Jake Patellis Jake Patellis ... Dodd McAlvy
Shane West ... Sean


Principal Snyder is so eager to see Sunnydale High's swim team go trough to the state finals that he 'suggests' Willow should spare its boys failing grades, on top of general adulation and favors. However, the best swimmers are soon murdered -in order- by an aquatic monster, unknown even to Giles and his books, which leaves only their skin, as witnessed by Xander, who enrolls as new swimmer -sexier in Speedos and braver then Cordelia ever imagined- while Buffy tries to guard the number three and most likely next target. It turns out the whole team is on special steroids, inhaled in the sauna, a secret strictly guarded by Coach Carl Marin, even when school nurse Greenleigh gets second thoughts... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

5 May 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This features one of the most notable examples of role reversal in the series' horror genre: Gage (a strapping and muscular male athlete) asks Buffy (a petite, sexy blonde girl) to walk him home because he's afraid. See more »


In one shot, as Buffy is watching Gage, her magazine is upside down. In the next shot is right side up. See more »


[first lines]
Xander Harris: All I'm saying is, it's a stupid idea to have a victory party at the beach. It's officially nippy... So say ny nips.
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Featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gift (2001) See more »


Mann's Chinese
Performed by Naked
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Played like a mediocre episode of The X-Files
21 February 2019 | by alexmorgan316See all my reviews

When this episode started, it seemed like a normal episode of Buffy. However, once the first person was apparently killed by a monster and the monster can be seen slinking into the sewers on the distance, I legitimately expected The X-Files theme music to start playing and then got surprised that the Buffy theme song started playing. This episode really reads just like an episode of the X-Files from start to finish. If you had dropped Mulder and Scully into this episode, it wouldn't have seemed out of place at all.

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